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    halter

    halter - Dictionary definition and meaning for word halter

    Definition
    (noun) rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
    Synonyms : hackamore
    Definition
    (noun) a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging Definition
    (noun) a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered Definition
    (noun) either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
    Synonyms : balancer , haltere
    Definition
    (verb) hang with a halter Definition
    (verb) prevent the progress or free movement of
    Synonyms : cramp , hamper , strangle
    Example Sentence
    • He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather
    • the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries
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